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Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

★★★☆☆ Mixed bag

Given the honour of closing the Edinburgh International Festival that so nearly never happened, Alan Cumming responds with his trademark gusto and skill. Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age at the Old College Quad is, however, an odd combination of the delightful and the infuriating.

August 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Medicine

Medicine

★★★★★ Shattering

Medicine, Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival’s production for the International Festival at the Traverse, is a troubling, funny, emotionally devastating and brilliantly realised piece of theatre.

August 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Grand Night For Singing

A Grand Night For Singing

★★★☆☆ Bouncy

A Grand Night For Singing, the showcase for the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein conceived by Walter Bobbie and restaged for the International Festival by Kim Criswell, is a wonderfully tuneful affair. Bursting with humour and bonhomie, it is attractive and occasionally infuriating.

August 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Linehan to leave EIF

Linehan to leave EIF

EIF announces hunt to successor

Fergus Linehan is to leave “the best job in the world” at the Edinburgh International Festival in September 2022 after completing eight years as its Festival Director.

July 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Indoors & Out

EIF Indoors & Out

EIF 2021 programme announced

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its full programme of events for 2021, which will include theatre at the Traverse and Lyceum, opera at the Festival Theatre and a free opening event at the Botanics.

June 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Returns

EIF Returns

Live performance in outdoor venues for August 2021

The EIF has announced that it will definitely take place this August 2021, and that it will add three temporary outdoor pavilions to its existing venues.

April 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh’s CATS credits

Edinburgh’s CATS credits

Half noms; majority of wins have Edinburgh credits

This year’s delayed Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland have been announced, with Edinburgh associations for 20 of the 41 nominations and winners in seven of the ten categories.

November 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

★★★★☆ Magical:

Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lights Shine On for EIF

Lights Shine On for EIF

Festival announces online offering:

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced My Light Shines On, a series of online shows for August, with filmed and audio works by Scotland’

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
All five August Fests off

All five August Fests off

All Edinburgh’s August 2020 festivals have been pulled:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo will not be held in 2020.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More